NEWPORT BEACH, CA. – Alabama linebacker Jihaad Campbell is the Lott IMPACT® Trophy Player of the Week for week 8 of the 2023 college football season. Campbell recovered a fumble, to go with 10 tackles, six solo, one for a loss, in the Crimson Tides 34-20 win over #17 Tennessee.
Campbell is a sophomore from Erial, N.J., and attended IMG Academy where he was considered the top edge rusher in his recruiting class. On the season, Campbell has 39 tackles, an interception, a fumble recovery, and two QB hurries.
The Lott IMPACT® Trophy player of the week is determined in part by a panel of Lott Trophy board members, former players and coaches, as well as members of the media. That panel represents sixty percent of votes, while an online fan vote is used to determine the other forty percent.
The Lott IMPACT® Trophy is awarded annually to individuals who demonstrate excellence in the field of athletics and recognizes college football’s Defensive Player of the Year who best exemplifies the IMPACT acronym: Integrity, Maturity, Performance, Academics, Community and Tenacity.
The mission of The Pacific Club IMPACT® Foundation is to recognize and support both national and local charities that serve the youth of America with a focus on education and have a positive IMPACT® on the lives of young men and women.
Other nominees for the Lott IMPACT® Trophy Player of the Week in Week 8:
COLE BISHOP, S, Utah, Jr. – Recovered a fumble, to go with a pass defended and three tackles, all solo, in the Utes 34-32 win at #18 USC.
JABBAR MUHAMMAD, CB, Washington, Jr.- Team high 7 tackles, 6 solo, and two for a loss in the Huskies 15-7 win over Arizona State. .
MIKE SAINRISTIL, DB, Michigan, Sr.- Returned an interception 72 yards for a touchdown, also had a pass broken up and made 2 tackles in the Wolverines 49-0 win over Michigan State.
JT TUIMOLOAU, DB, Ohio State, Jr. – Had a sack and broke up a pass in the Buckeyes 20-12 win over #7 Penn State.
EVAN WILLIAMS, DB, Oregon, Sr.- Game high 14 tackles, 8 solo, including a sack in the Ducks 38-24 win over Washington State.
Previous Winners of the Lott IMPACT® Trophy
2004 – David Pollack, Georgia
2005 – DeMeco Ryans, Alabama
2006 – Dante Hughes, Cal
2007 – Glenn Dorsey, LSU
2008 – James Laurinaitis, Ohio State
2009 – Jerry Hughes, TCU
2010 – J.J. Watt, Wisconsin
2011 – Luke Kuechly, Boston College
2012 – Manti Te’o, Notre Dame
2013 – Anthony Barr, UCLA
2014 – Eric Kendricks, UCLA
2015 – Carl Nassib, Penn State
2016 – Jabrill Peppers, Michigan
2017 – Josey Jewell, Iowa
2018 – Josh Allen, Kentucky
2019 – Derek Brown, Auburn
2020 – Paddy Fisher, Northwestern
2021 – Aidan Hutchinson, Michigan
2022 – Will Anderson Jr., Alabama
The 20th Annual Lott IMPACT® Trophy Award Presentation will be held December 10th at The Pacific Club in Newport Beach, California. To purchase tickets for the event, click here or for more information on The Lott Trophy visit: www.LottImpactTrophy.org